School Cancels Prom Instead of Allowing Lesbian to Attend

You’ve probably heard the story of Constance McMillen by now — she’s the high school senior who wanted to wear a tuxedo and attend prom with her girlfriend. The school board responded by canceling prom altogether. Morons. McMillen is taking this all very well considering the school board is forcing the other students to blame [Read More...]

Court Rules That “Under God” Can Remain in the Pledge

Nearly 10 years ago, in 2002, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance was unconstitutional. Chaos ensued, atheist Michael Newdow represented himself in front of the Supreme Court, and the case was ultimately thrown out because the court ruled he didn’t have proper standing [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Atheist Isolating to Avoid Superstitious People

Dear Richard, I recently “came out” as an atheist and it has been somewhat difficult on a number of fronts. Although I have been skeptical of religion for many years both as gut instinct that it was self-serving, and rational analysis that what they teach is nearly impossible, when I finally decided to officially tell [Read More...]

Unitarian Universalist Pastor Comes to Atheists’ Defense

Remember that editorial by Wayne Laugesen of the Colorado Springs Gazette in which he said the atheist movement was on the decline because of groups like Atheist Agenda and their Smut for Smut campaign and FFRF going after the Mother Teresa stamps? I argued that Laugesen ignored many of the bright spots within our movement [Read More...]

How Should We React to Their Prayers?

President Obama’s 2011 budget calls for a big change of course for NASA. As one reader, Ben, puts it: The new proposal has the potential to put a lot of people out of work, depending on how the budget is implemented. This would affect not just NASA employees but people working in the service and [Read More...]